Explore the World from Your Bar Stool
So maybe you can’t jet off on a star studded fantasy vacation, but you can enjoy a taste of the high-life from a bar stool at your favorite hometown watering hole.
A cross body bag is an essential item in my travel wardrobe, and if you don’t have one ladies, I bet after trying one for just a day or two you’ll be a convert, too. When you’re busy taking in the sites the last thing on your mind should be your purse…did you leave it somewhere…is someone trying to steal it…or, oh my gosh this is heavy. Continue reading
First things first…what the heck is a Tumi?
American, Charlie Clifford, founder of Tumi luggage and former Peace Corp volunteer no doubt came across tumis everyday while in Peru. Originally they were ceremonial knives used in animal sacrifice as well as in medical surgery. Continue reading
From their early days of making leather cases for cameras and photo equipment, along with covers for typewriters and record players, the French company of Delsey Luggage has risen to become one of the most popular luggage brands in the world. In fact, it is second in the global luggage market. Continue reading
Does the term vintage luggage have you dreaming about traveling in the days when it was elegant and luxurious?
When men and women wore their Sunday best and porters met you as you boarded the train, ship or plane to escort you and your luggage aboard? Continue reading
Bric’s has been a world leader in quality luggage for over 60 years, and today remains a top luxury luggage company. Founded in Florence, Italy Mario Briccola started this family business with a small group of workers hand making their products. Continue reading
If you’re looking for a practical, well built soft side carry on in the low to moderate price range, consider this one from Samsonite.
When I’m choosing a carry on bag I’m looking for a few must haves, and I found all of them in this soft side by Samsonite. I’m always looking to stuff in just a few extra things, and this expandable bag with a strong zipper lets me do this. I love to organize my things and this bag has plenty of interior and exterior pockets. I also like the zesty orange color, but it also comes in blue and charcoal. It’s very reasonably priced in the low to moderate range, so its worth considering. Click here for a more detailed review, or purchase it now at Amazon.
If you’re in the market for a backpack-style tote, I’d suggest this one from Tumi. Tumi is a maker of fine luggage, and that craftsmanship is evident here as well. Its made from full grain leather, big enough to carry a tablet or a lap top, full of organizational pockets but not bulky looking.. Click here for a more detailed review or purchase it now on Amazon.
This bag has everything I want in a modern duffel bag. It’s made from rugged and durable ballistic nylon so I feel comfortable I won’t have rips and tears. Its dual grab handles make it easy to get out of the car trunk or airport luggage carousel. I especially like bags with exterior pockets and this Travel Pro has two, as well as two interior mesh pockets.
The split design lets me keep bulky items like shoes away from my clothes. The zipper is sturdy and although I prefer spinner wheels, I can live with the inline skate wheel. The tipping point for me is the worry free lifetime warranty and the competitive price. Click here to read the full review.
It would be hard not to be a fan of the Cenzo Vecchio Brown Italian Leather Weekend Travel Bag with its handsome rich reddish brown color and luxuriously soft texture. Continue reading
If you ever get a chance to go to this beautiful, vibrant and historic city…GO. One of my favorite things to do there is visit the old historic coffeehouse, places where Freud, Trotsky and Mozart spent time. Read my article “A Little Freud with my Coffee, Please” to get some ideas on which coffeehouses to visit